Jennifer Harper was Director of Policy and Strategy at the Malta Council for Science and Technology up to 2011 and now retains a part-time advisory role. Until 2011, she represented Malta in the Competitiveness Council and JRC Board of Governors. She has been a Board member of the National Commission for Higher and Further Education since 2006 and a member of the ERA-LEARN Advisory Board. Dr Harper’s area of expertise is Research and Innovation Policy in transition economies and foresight. She has been active at EU and international level serving on various DG Research High Level Expert Groups.